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Jewish World Review
Nov. 26, 2009
/ 9 Kislev 5770
The Global Warmists' Deceit
I assume all readers of this column are aware of polite
society's theory of global warming. According to the theory,
anthropogenic (once known as "man-made") gases waft into the atmosphere,
causing worldwide temperatures to soar and our imminent doom.
Yet how many of you are familiar with my theory Kultursmog
? According to it, our culture is polluted by political ideas,
prejudices and false pieties advocated by the soi-disant liberals or progressives or people of conscience or whatever the
hell they are calling themselves nowadays. They keep changing their
designations, and every designation they opt for becomes an honorific,
at least for them. Liberal, indeed they actually favor government
coercion and regimentation. Progressive, indeed they are for a
political system that was recognized as archaic late in the last
century, when socialism was found to be obsolete even by the Indians and
At any rate, my theory of Kultursmog has just been
buttressed by some 3,000 e-mails of cold probative evidence that Kultursmog is real. That the e-mails come from the
global warmists is most gratifying. I always have suspected that they
are leading contributors to the smog . That is to
say, they are leading polluters of our culture. The Environmental
Protection Agency should take note.
The way the Kultursmog works, liberal elites
through their undemocratic dominance of cultural
institutions the media, the universities, government bureaucracies
create beliefs, problems and bugaboos by studiously ignoring
disagreement and by ceaselessly repeating deceits and distortions. Last
week, hackers (I think of them as selfless public-spirited hackers)
broke into the electronic files of one of the leading global warmist
research centers, the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East
Anglia in the U.K., and posted some 3,000 of the warmists'
conspiratorial e-mails for all the world to see. To my ineffable
gratification, the e-mails displayed the global warmists sedulously
engaging in just what you would expect in the Kultursmog : deceits, distortions and the suppression of dissenting points of
view. Here we have a comprehensive view of Kultursmog in the making.
Our friends in the editorial sanctum sanctorum of The Wall Street
Journal pored over all the damning e-mails. They found dissenting
scientists (global warming skeptics, as they are called) being
blacklisted and suppressed. For instance, Michael Mann, director of the
Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, e-mailed
like-minded global warmists advising them to isolate and ignore
scientific journals that publish the views of the skeptics. "I think we
have to stop considering 'Climate Research' as a legitimate
peer-reviewed journal," he wrote, going on to urge the encouragement of
his "colleagues in the climate research community to no longer submit
to, or cite papers in, this journal." Now that is how
Kultursmog taints the debate.
Then there was Phil Jones, director of the University of East Anglia
project. He e-mailed Mann and asked him to "delete any emails" he "may
have had with Keith" regarding indelicate references to the U.N.'s
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fourth Assessment Report.
Another e-mail from Jones to a co-conspirator asked that he "change the
Received date! Don't give those skeptics something to amuse themselves
with." The Journal also quotes an unnamed scientist's e-mail that said
to "hide the decline" of temperatures in data that might cast doubt on
Well, I can understand. The fact is that for almost a decade, there has
been no global warming, contrary to the global warmists' computer
predictions. In fact, since 2005, there has been global cooling.
Well, as I say, thanks to the work of these patriotic hackers, we now
have plenty of evidence that the global warmists are dishonest bullies.
Moreover, I now have a perfect educational model to demonstrate how Kultursmog works. But this discovery is not without its
melancholy aspects, too. There once was a day when scientists were
empiricists believing in reason and fair play. Those who have been
exposed in the global warming hoax are mere propagandists.
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